General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin F-16

Volume 1 - Fighting Falcon - A and B Versions

Frédéric Lert

Date Published :
October 2010
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Series :
Great American Combat Aircraft
Illustration :
150 photographs, 56 profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782352501299
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 9.5 X 8 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


At a time when other planes retire to museums, General Dynamics' fighter-bomber is still a formidable foe in international competitions against so-called "fifth generation" planes. The first prototype flew for the first time in 1974 and the operational career of the last aircraft built will continue well into the 2040s. Almost seventy years and still going strong! Meanwhile, this light fighter was optimized for daytime missions and became a formidable fighter-bomber; more than 4,400 were built and used by more than 25 countries.

Two volumes in our series will be devoted to the F-16. The first examines its development and the F-16A and B, while Volume 2 is dedicated to F-16C and D.

Frederic Lert is a professional aviation journalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Wings of the CIA, the B-52s, and Sepecat Jaguar.


"A well written, detailed and interesting story... covering the development prototypes and the first in-service models, the A and B... extensively illustrated with some high quality photographs, all of which are well captioned.  Add some equally excellent color profiles and not only do you get a good story about the development of the F-16, but for modelers there is just so much reference material this is one I think any F-16 fan will want to have it on their bookshelf."

- Military Modelling

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